Jones the Grocer's Singapore stores up for sale

Shareholder cites board differences; sale comes three months after JTG gave ‘business as usual’ assurance. -BT

AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes named Time magazine's Most Influential

The 50-year-old Malaysian turned around the ailing airline company in 2001 by purchasing it from its Malaysian owner for a token one ringgit. -AsiaOne

Jumpstart your emergency fund before its too late

Maintaining an emergency fund is the very least you can do, because it's the one thing that can save you from falling into debt or finding yourself out on the streets if something unfortunate should happen. -MoneySmart

1MDB issue: Umno leaders challenge tycoon to return

"We urge Jho Low to return to Malaysia and give an explanation to PAC on the 1MDB issue. We want to see if he is involved or not. If he really wants to help, come home and give an explanation." -ST

Nestle first-quarter sales up more than expected

Sales rose 0.5 per cent to 20.9 billion Swiss francs (S$29.4 billion). -Reuters

Hong Kong, Shanghai defy Asia slump on stimulus hopes

The dollar lost ground as the chances of a summer US interest rate hike slimmed after disappointing jobs and housing figures. -AFP

Disabled face uphill battle for jobs

Despite the determination of people with disabilities to become independent a, most of them faced an uphill struggle. -VNN/ANN

Taxing issues: Evasion and digital economy

"Driven by concerns over fiscal deficits, the tax authorities are increasingly taking more aggressive actions when scrutinising cross-border transactions and in dealing with transfer-pricing issues." -ST

A*Star signs partnerships to drive productivity and tech adoption in SMEs

A*Star announced its joint initiatives with Spring and signed two memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with the other two organisations during its annual SME Day on Thursday.

Double your net worth in retirement

While most people are trying to figure out how to make it to 80 without going bankrupt, here is a couple who retired at age 62 with US$2m today they have just over US$4m 20 years later. -Wiser Wealth

5 better things you should be doing with your NS pay

Instead of splurging your NS pay, here are five constructive things you can do with it. -MoneySmart

Plans to boost businesses in agricultural sector in place

Enterprises will play a vital part , but the linkages between businesses and farmers are weak and unstained. -VNN/ANN

SMEs taking longer to pay debts in Q1, averaging 44 days

This is the slowest rate of payment since the second quarter of 2012. -BT

SMRT works with OMG to bid for S'pore's 4th telco

SMRT added that it may invest up to $34.5 million in this partnership. However, this investment is on the condition that OMG wins the fourth telco licence, which broadband operator MyRepublic is eyeing too. -AsiaOne

Yellow Pages chief sues UBS over $25.4 million losses

Bank contends that he had instructed it to unwind accumulator investments. -ST
 

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